For just putting bait in stump a couple of times, it sure has attracted the bear. For sure there is at least 2 really nice bear and then the little guy. He was there last year and named him the "Circus Bear". He is at least 2 1/2 years old but is dwarfed by the other bear. Man I wish I had a tag this year. I offered it to several people and they all declined. I guess I just get to hunt them with the camera this year.